Psychology Concentration

Joseph Abbott, PhD, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8856
Email: abbott.j@RhodesState.edu
Office: 220E Galvin Hall

The Psychology concentration is for the student who intends to either pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related mental health or public service discipline at a four-year college or university or to seek entry-level employment in human service settings and mental health facilities. Psychology offers a window into the way people think, feel and behave. The psychology curriculum is designed to ensure that students acquire the skills they need to understand human behavior and develop strong writing and critical thinking skills. To complete the concentration, students must complete the Associate of Science distribution requirements and an additional nine credit hours of courses listed in the concentration.

Psychology Concentration

Associate of Science Degree

Structured Course Sequence (4 Semester Plan)

First Year
First SemesterHours
SDE 1010 First Year Experience 1
COM 1110 English Composition 3
MTH 1260Statistics 3
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
BIO 1210
   or CHM 1110
Biology I
   or Introductory General Chemistry
4
 Term Hours17
Second Semester
COM 2400Composition and Literature 3
ARTS & HUMANITIES ELECTIVE  3
MTH 1370College Algebra 4
SOC 1010 Sociology 3
SCIENCE ELECTIVE  3-4
 Term Hours16-17
Second Year
First Semester
COM 2213
   or COM 2110
Verbal Judo
   or Public Speaking
3
HST 1333
   or HST 1334
   or LIT 2241
   or LIT 2242
   or ANT 2411
   or HST 1011
   or HST 1012
   or HST 2510
   or HST 2521
   or LIT 2301
   or LIT 2310
   or SOC 2211
World Civilization I
   or World Civilization II
   or World Literature I
   or World Literature II
   or Cultural Anthropology
   or Western Civilization I
   or Western Civilization II
   or History of Latin America
   or Women in World History
   or British Literature I
   or Literature and the Holocaust
   or World Religions: History, Belief, and Practice
3
SOC 1320American Cultural Diversity 3
PSY 1730Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 2301Educational Psychology 3
 Term Hours15
Second Semester
MUS 1010
   or LIT 1450
   or THR 1010
Music Appreciation I
   or Introduction to Film
   or Introduction to Theatre
3
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE  3
PSY 2200Social Psychology 3
PSY 2150Lifespan Psychology 3
BIO 2820   Associate of Science Capstone 1
 Term Hours13
 Total Hours 61-62

The Psychology concentration can be taken as an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree. It depends upon the amount of Mathematics credit taken. Three hours are required for the AA and six are required for the AS. See your advisor for details. 

Pick Any Course Elective Not Used to Meet Another Requirement Listed on this Plan of Study

Course Electives

Social & Behavioral Sciences Electives

ANT 2411Cultural Anthropology (TAG)3
ECN 1410Macro Economics (TAG)3
ECN 1430Micro Economics (TAG)3
HST 2510History of Latin America (OTM)3
POL 1010Introduction to Political Science (OTM/TAG)3
PSY 1010 General Psychology (OTM/TAG)3
PSY 1730Abnormal Psychology (OTM/TAG)3
PSY 2150Lifespan Psychology (OTM/TAG)3
PSY 2200Social Psychology (OTM/TAG)3
PSY 2301Educational Psychology (OTM/TAG)3
SOC 1010 Sociology (OTM/TAG)3
SOC 1200Death and Dying (OTM)3
SOC 1210Family Sociology (OTM/TAG)3
SOC 1320American Cultural Diversity (OTM/TAG)3
SOC 2211World Religions: History, Belief, and Practice (OTM)3
SOC 2300Social Problems (OTM/TAG)3

Arts & Humanities Electives

COM 1801Creative Writing: Fiction3
COM 2110Public Speaking (OTM/TAG)3
HST 1011Western Civilization I (OTM/TAG)3
HST 1012Western Civilization II (OTM/TAG)3
HST 1610 American History to 1877 (OTM/TAG)3
HST 1620American History Since 1877 (OTM/TAG)3
HST 2300Technology and Civilization3
HST 2521Women in World History (OTM)3
LIT 2210Introduction to Literature (OTM)3
LIT 2215Native American Literature (OTM)3
LIT 2227Literature of Graphic Novels (OTM)3
LIT 2250The American Short Story (OTM)3
LIT 2260Fantasy Literature (OTM/TAG)3
LIT 2301British Literature I (OTM)3
LIT 2310Literature and the Holocaust (OTM)3
LIT 2450Themes in Literature and Film (OTM)3
MUS 1010Music Appreciation I (OTM)3
PHL 1011Introduction to Philosophy3
POL 1010Introduction to Political Science3
THR 1010Introduction to Theatre (OTM)3

Science Electives

SCIENCE ELECTIVES WITH LABS
BIO 1090Concepts in Biology (OTM)4
BIO 1110Anatomy and Physiology I (OTM)4
BIO 1120Anatomy and Physiology II (OTM)4
BIO 1400Microbiology (OTM)4
BIO 2121Introduction to Human Genetics (OTM)4
CHM 1110Introductory General Chemistry (OTM)4
CHM 1120Introductory Organic and Biochemistry (OTM)4
GLG 1000Physical Geology (TAG)4
GLG 1004Historical Geology (TAG)4
PHY 1120Physics I (OTM/TAG)4
PHY 1130Physics II (OTM/TAG)4
SCIENCE ELECTIVES
BIO 1000Basic Human Structure and Function3

Portfolio Course

Capstone Course

Course Electives

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Credits)

ANT 2411Cultural Anthropology (TAG)3
ECN 1410Macro Economics (TAG)3
ECN 1430Micro Economics (TAG)3
POL 1010Introduction to Political Science3
PSY 1010 General Psychology (OTM/TAG)3
PSY 1730Abnormal Psychology (OTM/TAG)3
PSY 2150Lifespan Psychology (OTM/TAG)3
PSY 2200Social Psychology (OTM/TAG)3
PSY 2301Educational Psychology (OTM/TAG)3
SOC 1010 Sociology (OTM/TAG)3
SOC 1200Death and Dying (OTM)3
SOC 1210Family Sociology (OTM/TAG)3
SOC 1320American Cultural Diversity (OTM/TAG)3
SOC 2211World Religions: History, Belief, and Practice (OTM)3
SOC 2300Social Problems (OTM/TAG)3

Arts and Humanities (9 Credits)

COM 1801Creative Writing: Fiction3
COM 2110Public Speaking (OTM/TAG)3
HST 1011Western Civilization I (OTM/TAG)3
HST 1012Western Civilization II (OTM/TAG)3
HST 1610 American History to 1877 (OTM/TAG)3
HST 1620American History Since 1877 (OTM/TAG)3
HST 2300Technology and Civilization3
HST 2510History of Latin America3
LIT 2210Introduction to Literature (OTM)3
LIT 2215Native American Literature (OTM)3
LIT 2227Literature of Graphic Novels (OTM)3
LIT 2250The American Short Story (OTM)3
LIT 2260Fantasy Literature (OTM/TAG)3
LIT 2301British Literature I (OTM)3
LIT 2305Introduction to Shakespeare (OTM)3
LIT 2310Literature and the Holocaust (OTM)3
LIT 2450Themes in Literature and Film (OTM)3
PHL 1011Introduction to Philosophy3
THR 1010Introduction to Theatre (OTM)3

Mathematics (6-10 Credits)

MTH 1190Finite Mathematics/Business (OTM)3
MTH 1260Statistics (OTM)3
MTH 1370College Algebra (OTM)4
MTH 1430Trigonometry (OTM)3
MTH 1611Business Calculus (OTM)5
MTH 1711Calculus I (OTM)5
MTH 1721Calculus II (OTM)5
MTH 2660Calculus III (OTM/TAG)4
MTH 2670Differential Equations (OTM/TAG)4
MTH 2680Elementary Linear Algebra (OTM/TAG)4

Information Literacy (3 Credits)

CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3

Sciences (8 Credits)

CHM 1110Introductory General Chemistry (OTM)4
CHM 1120Introductory Organic and Biochemistry (OTM)4
PHY 1120Physics I (OTM/TAG)4
PHY 1130Physics II (OTM/TAG)4
BIO 1090Concepts in Biology (OTM)4
BIO 1400Microbiology (OTM)4
BIO 1110Anatomy and Physiology I (OTM)4
BIO 1120Anatomy and Physiology II (OTM)4
BIO 2121Introduction to Human Genetics (OTM)4
GLG 1000Physical Geology (OTM/TAG)4

English Composition and Literature (6 Credits)

COM 1110 English Composition (OTM)3
COM 1140Technical Writing (OTM)3
COM 1160Business Communications (OTM/TAG)3
COM 1200Writing in the Sciences (OTM)3
COM 2213Verbal Judo (OTM)3
COM 2400Composition and Literature (OTM)3

Other Approved Course Electives

Accounting
ACC 1010Corporate Accounting Principles (TAG)4
ACC 1020 Managerial Accounting Principles (TAG)4
Medical Terminology
BHS 1390Medical Terminology (TAG)2
Business
BUS 2100Business Law (TAG)3
Electronic Engineering Technology
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I (TAG)3
EET 1130Electronics (TAG)4
Human Service
HUM 1111 Introduction to Social Work (TAG)3
Mechanical Engineering Design
MET 1000Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD (TAG)4
Mechanical Engineering Technology
MET 1020Material Science (TAG)3
MET 2210Strength of Materials (TAG)3
Marketing
MKT 1010 Principles of Marketing (TAG)3
Spanish
SPN 1010Beginning Spanish Language I (TAG)3
SPN 1020Beginning Spanish Language II (TAG)3
SPN 2010Intermediate Spanish I (TAG)3
SPN 2020Intermediate Spanish II (TAG)3

Other Requirements

BIO 2820   Associate of Science Capstone1
SDE 1010 First Year Experience1

Portfolio Course

Capstone Course